Struggling to survive and overcome violence and poverty is a common image seen in movies and music about those who live in Compton. For West Coast rapper Cuicide, it’s all just a part of his life.
He’s dealt with hardships from the moment he was born, from having been abandoned by his parents at only eighteen months old to having to make it through foster homes and more upheavals. With no place to truly call home, he took to the streets and their offers of gang banging, robbing and hustling, but even that failed to calm him and eventually lead to an attempt at taking his own life at the young age of 22 years old.
He thankfully lived through that and woke up out of a coma with a renewed sense of determination to make it. Just two years after the life-changing brush with death that spawned his rap name, he signed his first record deal and recorded his debut album “Final Exit.”
Cuicide has now taken up on speaking to youth on his experience, determined to build awareness and prevent suicide. Since his incident, he’s been a guest speaker at Kevin Cause Foundation and www.Makeitrainfoundation.org, whom go to different cities to give back to the community. He’s also worked with Jan Perry Campaign and Banard C. Parks Campaign teaching youth how to phone bank. Last and certainly not least, Cuicide has also taken role in being a leader of his city, Compton, CA, by assisting with gang prevention.
“Looking back on my life from the past until now I never gave up and know for sure there is a God and I’m here for a reason,” Cuicide reflects. “So to the world I say no matter what you’ve been or are going through you can make it. Always remember OG Cuicide told you never give up.”
To Interview or Book Cuicide as a guest speaker and or host a youth event, please contact: Whoissammy@gmail.com 4jazzyManagement@gmail.com
That’s What’s Hot In Hip Hop!
If It’s Not Here It’s Not Hot!